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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

footnoteref — A cross-reference to a footnote (a footnote mark)

Synopsis

footnoteref ::= empty

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label

Additional constraints

  • @linkend on footnoteref must point to a footnote.

Description

This element forms an IDREF link to a footnote. It generates the same mark or link as the footnote to which it points.

In technical documentation, footnoteref occurs most frequently in tables.

Processing expectations

The footnoteref element usually generates the same mark as the footnote to which it points, although its mark can be influenced by the label attribute.

Attributes

Common attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example footnoteref</title>

<informaltable>
<tgroup cols='2'>
<tbody>
<row>
<entry>foo<footnote xml:id='fnrex1a'><para>A meaningless
word</para></footnote></entry>
<entry>3<footnote xml:id='fnrex1b'><para>A meaningless
number</para></footnote></entry>
</row>
<row>
<entry>bar<footnoteref linkend='fnrex1a'/></entry>
<entry>5<footnoteref linkend='fnrex1b'/></entry>
</row>
</tbody>
</tgroup>
</informaltable>

</article>

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